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Frank Buckles, 110 - Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies
« on: February 27, 2011, 10:45:41 PM »
Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies

Frank Buckles, the last living U.S. World War I veteran, has died, a
spokesman for his family said Sunday. He was 110.

Buckles "died peacefully in his home of natural causes" early Sunday morning, the family said in a statement sent to CNN late Sunday by spokesman David DeJonge.

Buckles marked his 110th birthday on February 1, but his family had
earlier told CNN he had slowed considerably since last fall, according his
daughter Susannah Buckles Flanagan, who lives at the family home near Charles Town, West Virginia.
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Re: Frank Buckles, 110 - Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 10:46:30 PM »
Mr. Buckles has earned his rest.

Gone in peace, I hope.
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Re: Frank Buckles, 110 - Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 08:54:38 AM »
Day is done.

R.I.P.

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Re: Frank Buckles, 110 - Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 10:07:39 AM »
I'd like to kow his opinion of the cry babies in WI or for that matter the idiots in DC ::thinking::
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Re: Frank Buckles, 110 - Last living U.S. WWI veteran dies
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 10:12:00 AM »
A much more detailed account of the life and death of Frank Buckles @ WaPo.

[blockquote]Ace says, "It sounds like Mr. Buckles had quite the life, he actually spent most of WWII in a Japanese prison camp.

When I was a kid in the 70's and 80's, WWI vets seemed so few and ancient even back then. It's hard to believe that kids today must feel that way about WWII vets.

The march of time and all of that."[/blockquote]

Indeed.


« Last Edit: February 28, 2011, 10:15:30 AM by IronDioPriest »
"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means."

- Thomas Jefferson